|Simultaneous Interpreting Laboratory||E21-G049|
|Language Assessment Seminar Room||E21-2103|
|Language Laboratories||E21-1038, E21-1040, E6-2111, E6-2113|
Simultaneous Interpreting Laboratory
Specially designed for training conference interpreters, this professional language laboratory is probably the best venue of its kind in the region. Fitted with the state-of-the art Sanako language teaching and learning system, multimedia equipment and built-in soundproof SI booths, the lab is a space where situations of real-life multilingual meetings can be simulated.
The lab has the capacity of allowing up to 40 students practicing simultaneous interpreting at a time. Students can listen to/watch a live or pre-recorded audio-visual source and have their oral interpretation recorded simultaneously. All recordings, which are stored in digital files, can be easily collected and distributed, thus allowing sufficient evaluation and reflective learning.
The Linguistics Lab is currently equipped with two recording studios and one editing room, which provide FAH academic staff and students with the audio-visual recording, playback, and computer equipment for their data collection and analysis in research related to phonetics, sociolinguistics, and inter-cultural communication.
Language Assessment Seminar Room
This Room is equipped with specialised softwares such as SPSS, ITEMAN, MULTILOG, EQS, Mplus, COH-Metrix, which is a space devoted to learning and research activities related to language assessment, a venue for seminars and workshops, a site for data collection (tests, for example) and a workspace for students and faculty members.
Equipped with Sanako language teaching and learning system, the language laboratories are where students perfect their language skills.